The Black Badge version of the Wraith offers slightly stiffer, more sporty feeling suspension and boosted torque, plus the eight-speed transmission shifts higher up in the rev range, giving the car a greater sense of urgency than its namesake.
This next-level version of the luxurious car also comes with 21in alloy wheels, a 360-degree camera system, lane departure assistance, adaptive cruise control, infrared night vision and starlight headliners.
The Black Badge Wraith gets an extra dash of panache when it comes to the interior too. The dashboard and door-tops use an aluminium-threaded carbon fibre composite, while the air vents are darkened using a technique called Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD), which prevents discoloration. There are ventilated front seats, a Rolls-Royce Bespoke audio system and lambswool floor mats too. Even the Spirit of Ecstasy gets a makeover and is adorned in a high gloss black finish rather than the usual silver.
The 6.6-litre twin turbocharged V12 effortlessly churns out 624bhp and 642lb ft and is capable of speeding the Wraith Black Badge from 0-62mph in just 4.5 seconds, with a maximum speed of 155mph. The GPS-guided gearbox – which automatically adjusts the gear based on what’s ahead – ensures a smooth ride, whatever the road conditions. Despite the car’s supersized proportions and nearly two and half ton weight, it’s light on its feet – in fact, you’ll feel more like you’re gliding than driving.
And, as usual with Rolls-Royce cars, the sweeping roof line, imposing grille and sheer size of the Wraith Black Badge ensures you’ll attract attention wherever you go.
If you want to find out more about the stunning Rolls-Royce Wraith, please get in touch with the friendly team at JCT600 Rolls-Royce in Leeds on 01132 926357.